Congratulations to Year 11 student Isa who received a Highly Commended award in the Young Walter Scott Competition for Historical Fiction.
Her winning entry, The Crimes of a Camera, was an extract from a novel she is working on. The novel is set in Germany during the 1920s and 30s, and tells the story of two young women whose excitement at the heady freedoms offered by the Weimar Republic turns sour as they confront the brutal reality of the rise of Hitler.
Isa was a beneficiary of the Writers of the Future programme, a mentoring scheme run by Godolphin’s Head of English, Julian Bell, himself a published writer. Mr Bell said, ‘Isa is a remarkably talented writer. Her novel is already of publishable quality, and I have every confidence that we will soon be seeing it in print.’ Isa said, ‘This is my first writing competition, so I am surprised and delighted by the result. Hopefully this is the first step towards my ambition of becoming an author!’